• Jesus, I Belong to You (A Prayer)

    Jesus, I Belong to You Jesus, I belong to you. I am no longer my own, but yours. You are my Lord and my God. I give you my complete, undivided, and wholehearted attention. I give you my desires and affections and only receive them back as they have been

  • A Special Word from Pastor John

    Greetings Everyone! Well, as you've likely heard by now, I have Shingles. Last Sunday evening, my shoulder began really aching. Then my back. I assumed I had lifted or carried something poorly on my trip to Rhode Island. It got progressively worse until, Wednesday morning during the YMCA Bible Study,

  • An Embedded Church

    It’s fascinating. Churchgoers and even many pastors don’t quite know what to do with me. It starts with a mildly puzzled look and then migrates either to excitement (sometimes) or confusion (usually). We meet (by choice) in the Oviedo YMCA. It’s not a “stepping stone” to a more permanent dwelling,

  • A Divine Reset?

    Some Thoughts for the Palmwood Church Family This year has been unlike anything we've ever experienced before. A pandemic. Politics. A run on toilet paper. Politics. Riots. Politics. A booming economy that crashed overnight. Politics. Masks and hand sanitizer. Politics. Tens of millions of people lost their jobs. Politics. Violence

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    You Worship What You Fear

    This week I had a conversation with someone who is consumed with fear of getting COVID-19. This person, who lives alone, has no health problems (what we’ve all now learned are called “co-morbidities” — a horribly fearful label) but has not ventured out of their house since March except for

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